Videos address antibiotics in poultry production

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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TUCKER, Ga. – The US Poultry & Egg Association has released a video series on antibiotics and their use in modern poultry production.

The series, Poultry Insight, shows how and why antibiotics are used in the poultry industry, the organization said. The series also provides information about antibiotic resistance, antibiotic residues, regulatory requirements and what would happen if the poultry industry stopped using antibiotics.

"USPOULTRY and our members recognize consumers have questions about antibiotics," said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president. "This series of videos is designed to provide a general overview about antibiotics and antibiotic use in the poultry industry, and we welcome any feedback from consumers who have additional questions."

The videos are a discussion with Dr. John Glisson, retired Head of the Department of Population Health at the Univ. of Georgia, and former Head of the Department of Avian Medicine and Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach at the Univ. of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Glisson now serves as USPOULTRY’s director of research.

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